Friday, November 20, 2009

Eight Years of Outsourcing

This is what outsourcing has brought us.

Thank you corporate america.

Nice work - or lack thereof.


Great show on Connections today.

See if you can find the part that made me laugh out loud.

I wonder who was being talked about.
These two from Dependable Renegade:

Utah state senator suffers Freudian slip:
BUTTARS: I meet with the gays here and there. They were in my house two weeks ago. I don’t mind gays. But I don’t want ‘em stuffing it down my throat all the time. Certainly not in my kid’s face.
and, Palin's Bailin:

Sarah Palin quits signing books?

And her fans are angry? Why, I'm SHOCKED!

Angry crowd shouts at Sarah Palin at her book signing in Noblesville, Indiana on November 19, 2009 after Palin quits and refuses to sign books for around 300 families that spent about 3+ hours getting wristband and another 3+ hours waiting in line to get the Palin book signed. At Borders bookstore it was announced that 1,000 individuals would be given wristbands and could get two books signed each. By the time Sarah Palin quit, there were still about 300 individuals and there families who did not get even one book signed.

Fucking trailer trash diva.

Wow. If that's what the GOP calls 'making a comeback'... well then... more power to em.

And now a tribute to our elder statesman. Cough cough.

"Don't lump us all together"

Wow. This billboard sure puts that phrase in a bright light.

If the GOP makes all the 'comebacks' they're claiming they will, is this the mindset that's going to be running Colorado?

That's a damn scary thought.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finally Got Her Own Franchise

The Muskrats.

I'm sure our ousted Rep. is busting with pride.

Sore Winners Denied Chance for One More Kick

Once more the flailing wingnut right attempted to make something out of nothing (their specialty) and got de-nied:

From the Times-Call article:
Richard Yale had filed the complaint about the adequacy of disclosures in the Fissinger campaign committee’s reports relating to the expenses involved in making and transporting two 4-by-8-foot signs that were displayed on the side of a parked vehicle at various locations since late July.

But a majority of Election Committee members appeared to agree that Charles Hanson, the Fissinger committee’s registered agent, had accounted for the sign-production costs in an amended campaign-finance report.

Most of the Election Committee members also declined to go along with a contention by Yale and Renaud that Duane Leise, a Fissinger campaign volunteer, should have reported the costs of the gasoline consumed and the value of using his own vehicle to transport and display the campaign signs.
Fissinger — who lost her bid for one of the two at-large seats filled in this year’s council elections — thanked the committee for its decision. And Yale thanked the panel “for your fair hearing this evening.”

I'll just bet that sent the wingers home fuming, failing to deliver just one more kick to their hated opponents. Sorry about that folks, guess you'll have to settle for having your chosen thugs on council and not bankrupting Ms. Fissinger.

The complaint itself was the most ridiculous bullshit:
"...the costs of the gasoline consumed and the value of using his own vehicle to transport and display the campaign signs."

Using that logic, every candidate that had folks take yard signs around for distribution would have to log the same charges. Ludicrous - and shameful. But when you're talking about the politics of personal destruction, there's apparently no lower limit for these people. (has there ever been one?)

I think this is just one indication of the petty vindictiveness you can expect from this council and their supporters. No doubt we'll see more of this kind of childish nonsense as the Amoral Majority ramps up their attack on Longmont via their catspaws.

I have to commend Kaye for tolerating a near-continuous stream of lies, innuendo and hate during the election, she handled this very well. If anyone deserved a single-finger salute from her, it was the clowns behind this sad attempt at political payback.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just to make something clear

A while back I saw this comment posted on a Times-Call article:

I'd like to retract my comment a few weeks ago following one of resident's rants about KBs opponents hiding behind anonymity. I stated that even Doug Wray was man enough to use his name when posting while resident hypocritically hid behind his anonymous sign on. Interestingly I have not seen a post with Doug Wray's name on it for weeks and if I were a betting person, I'd bet he's posting under another name lately. Am I right resident?
JCH, Longmont, CO, 10/31/2009 11:53 AM

The reason you didn't see any posts from me for weeks is because I generally don't post during the day and my evenings were taken up with my fiancee. Sorry if I put my personal life ahead of fighting off the endless smears encouraged by the Times-Call non-moderation staff.

For the record, I've -never- posted under an anonymous pseudonym. I sometimes post as 'doogman' and the connection from that name to me is quite obvious - my photo is on the blog.

I could see a definite effort to provoke a response from me on the TC article comments. Sorry not to provide you more keyboard-masturbation fare and tea-time slander-fests, but I had other priorities, unlike you sad little children.

As for the Times-Call's 'registration' system, it's a joke. There's just as many anonymous posters and only the TC management knows who they really are.

How convenient.

As for Terms of Service and moderation - also a joke. Libelous and slanderous remarks were and still are routinely posted and allowed to stand even when challenged.

I'd like to think the Times-Call management would work to help unite the community again, especially since they were instrumental in helping to divide it, but judging by their actions thus far, I'm not counting on it.

Thank God we have a viable competitor to the Times-Call now - the Longmont Ledger.